De kracht van het maken van dingen met de Hand

When my book, Haak mijn leven gered, first came out Rayela of TAFA did a post about it. I wanted to share an excerpt from that post today because I love what she had to say.

I told Kathryn that the closest experience I have had to the experience of prayer or meditation is when I am engaged in the making of something. I enter this other place where I almost feel transported and the world falls away. Of, perhaps a particular part of the world becomes zoomed in on, as if in a strange focal lens. Others have also said the same, “Sewing saved my life.” or “If I don’t create, I will go insane.” I don’t think it matters if it’s crochet or another act of creation, for some of us there simply is no choice.

I once met a nun in Chicago who worked with mentally ill people at a clay studio. The pieces these people came up with were amazing! Faces with three eyes, bodies with two heads, twisted formsThere the work truly gave a language to what was experienced on the inside, but even the repetition of a needle and thread, of stitches on cloth, or baking and gardeningthere is something important about working with your hands to release mental stress.

Read Rayela’s full post here.

How does working with your hands help you in your life? What does it do for you?

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San Francisco gebaseerd en haak-geobsedeerde schrijver, dromer en creatieve geest!
  • Image of Cover for Crochet Saved My Life

    Haak mijn leven gered vertelt mijn verhaal van hoe crafting me van chronische depressie genezen. Hij deelt ook de verhalen van 24 andere geweldige vrouwen die verslaafd te genezen. Lees het boek vandaag!